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03-June-2015
03-June-2015

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Two plaques dedicated in memory of Stoker G.C. Perry, crew member of the H.M.A.S. Perth who lost his life in the Battle of the Sunda Strait during World War Two. 

In February 1942, H.M.A.S. Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Battle of the Java Sea only then to be torpedoed and sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Sunda Strait . Of the 681 sailors aboard, 353 were killed in battle. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war: 106 died in captivity, and the surviving 218 were returned home to Australia after the war.

Location

Address:1-3 Vernon Street, Coffs Ex-Services Club (RSL), Coffs Harbour, 2450
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.295858
Long: 153.115139
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:02-March-1042
Actual Event End Date:02-March-1942

Dedication

Front Inscription
Plaque 1:  

         H.M.A.S. PERTH
  LOST JAVA SEA BATTLE
               2.3.1942
LDG. STOKER G.C.PERRY 15407


ON ALL THE OCEANS WHITECAPS FLOW
YOU DO NOT SEE THE CROSSES ROW ON ROW 
BUT THOSE WHO SLEEP BENEATH THE SEA
REST IN PEACE FOR YOUR COUNTRY IS FREE
            "LEST WE FORGET"
 

Plaque 2:  
          H.M.A.S. PERTH
          LOST JAVA SEA
STOKER G.C.PERRY - 15407
          2ND MARCH 1942

ON ALL THE OCEANS WHITECAPS FLOW
YOU DO NOT SEE THE CROSSES
            ROW ON ROW 
BUT THOSE WHO SLEEP BENEATH THE SEA
REST IN PEACE 
FOR YOUR COUNTRY IS FREE


  IN LOVING MEMORY 


 
Source: MA
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